INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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........................................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 49 2 Shooting Portraits.......................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ........... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting............ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer............................................................................. 46 1 Full Auto Techniques..... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ....................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations ............................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50 3 Shooting Landscapes...................................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ........................ 40 Formatting the Card............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 27 Setting the Date and Time.................................. 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ........... 35 Basic Operation .............................................................................................................................................................................. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects............................ 58 6 . 24 Installing and Removing the Battery............................ 12 Quick Start Guide ... 55 x Image Playback................................................ 29 Selecting the Interface Language..................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................................................................. 10 Handling Precautions ............................................................ 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ................................................................................................ 26 Turning on the Power ............................................................................................................................. 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .................................................................... 4 Chapters ....................................................... 5 Contents at a Glance............................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.......................................................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash............................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

..75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .............................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ......................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation .......................98 B: Setting the White Balance .......................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE..................................................................................................................................................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ...............62 D Using the Built-in Flash ................................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ..............................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing............................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode..........96 A AE Lock .........................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock...................80 Depth of Field Preview .................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE...94 Setting the Color Space ..............................................91 A Registering a Picture Style..................................................................................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer......82 a: Manual Exposure..................................................................................99 2 White Balance Correction..............................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ......................................................70 j Using the Self-timer .....................................................................................................................106 7 .78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ...................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality....................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake ....60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ..............103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .......

............................................................................................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ...........................................................................................................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ................................................................................ 108 Shooting Function Settings .......................... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ........................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings............................................................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ................................................................................................................................... 160 k Playing Movies ..................... 156 u/y Magnified View ....................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies................................................................................................................. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .................................................................................................... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings...................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color.................................................... 146 Setting the Flash ....................................................................................................................................................... 164 8 .......... 124 Shooting Function Settings .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 111 Using AF to Focus ............................................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ............................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ........................................................ 113 Focusing Manually....................................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ....................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly.. 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time........................................................................ 158 b Rotating the Image ...... 138 Silencing the Beeper .............................. 139 File Numbering Methods .................................. 159 k Enjoying Movies ........................... 138 Card Reminder ....................................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning .......

...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................170 L Erasing Images ...........................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ...............................192 Registering My Menu ...................212 System Map .................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .................................225 Index ................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .............173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print .......................................218 Error Codes..................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)...............................................204 External Speedlites ..........................165 Viewing the Images on TV ....................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .....................198 Setting Copyright Information...........216 Troubleshooting Guide......................210 Menu Settings .......................171 B Shooting Information Display ......................................................................224 Specifications .................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..................................................................176 wPrinting...........................................................................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting............................................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ........................................................................................................................................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings .................................................178 Trimming the Image ..................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 .............................................................

45 .46. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p. 53.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.50. 62.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.

72 (76. 1) p.171 (L Delete) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.170 (K Image protect) p.58 (x Playback) p.53.156 (H Index display) p.167 (Video OUT) p.72 (73.68 (S AF point selection) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 83.175 (Direct printing) 11 .139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.

Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. test all its functions before using it. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. If there is condensation. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. well-ventilated location. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. dry. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. To prevent condensation. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. Even while the camera is in storage. remove the lens. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. reflex mirror. This is to avoid damaging the camera. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. and focusing screen. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. For stubborn dirt. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. viewfinder. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. 12 . If the camera will not be used for an extended period. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. card and battery from the camera. If condensation forms on the camera. do not use the camera. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself.

note the following: Do not drop. However. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. or wet the card. speakers. or magnet. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. Store the card in a case. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. 13 . Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. In low or high temperatures. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. are not a malfunction. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. or vibration. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity.. physical shock. the camera may become hot.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. They do not affect the images recorded. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. or humid locations. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.99% effective pixels. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Do not store the card in hot. bend.01% or less pixels. Do not subject it to excessive force. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Live View shooting. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. etc. dusty. Although this is not a malfunction. It will return to normal at room temperature. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning.

Set the power switch to <1>. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Attach the lens. (p. insert it into the slot. .27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. (p. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. (p.26) To charge the battery.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. see page 24. see page 29. (p.

on the LCD monitor. the built-in flash will popup automatically.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. press the <x> button (p.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). Take the picture.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. Focus the subject. To display the image again. see “Erasing Images” (p.58). (p. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 15 . Review the picture. (p. (p. see page 107. To delete an image.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. and the camera will focus the subject. If necessary. (p. 2 sec.171). Press the shutter button halfway.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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33) 21 .34) Focusing ring (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.33) Contacts (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) Zoom ring (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Zoom position index (p.35) Contacts (p.69.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens mount index (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom position index (p.34) Hood mount (p.231) Zoom ring (p.69.231) Focus mode switch (p.35) Lens mount index (p.

24).24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.

The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.205).

For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. the full-charge lamp will turn green. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). 24 .Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet.10°C / 43°F . As shown in the illustration. 2 Attach the battery. attach the battery securely. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. follow the above procedure in reverse. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. To detach the battery. It takes approx. For safety reasons. When the battery is fully recharged.

The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. If necessary. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. Purchase a new battery. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. the battery has reached the end of its service life. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. 25 . Even during storage. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. remove the battery. When not using the camera. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. After recharging the battery. a small amount of power current is released. Doing so can damage the battery charger. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power.

Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. Otherwise. the battery Insert the end with contacts.until it snaps shut. be careful not to swing it back further. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. the hinge might break. 26 . After opening the battery compartment cover. 2 Insert the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 3 Close the cover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. To prevent short circuiting.

37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.37). This is normal and not a problem. see page 29 to set the date/time.. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. the <f> icon might not be displayed. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. [Recording . Set to this position when not using the camera.. the LCD monitor will display <f>. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. just press the shutter button halfway (p. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. To turn on the camera again. <1> : The camera turns on. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.139). If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. During the sensor cleaning. Even during the sensor cleaning. 27 .

470 shots without flash use and approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. x : Battery level is slightly down. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots may be lower. 270 shots with 50% flash use. see page 109. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. no Live View shooting. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. • Using the LCD monitor often. n : Battery must be recharged. 550 shots Approx. 470 shots Approx. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. Depending on the lens used. For battery life with Live View shooting. but adequate power remains. 28 . the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK.

Press the <V> key to set the number. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Under 2 Time]. the 3 SetPress date and time. 1 Display the menu. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. set the date/time again. then press <0>. If this happens. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time].to select the the <U> key date or time number. Press the <M> button to display the menu.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. The date/time will be set. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. 29 . (Returns to b. Press then press <0>. the date/time might be reset. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Be sure to set the correct date/time. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. the [6] tab. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting.) setting.

Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. then press <0>. the the <V> key to select language.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the 3 SetPress desired language. Press the <M> button to display the menu. tab. The interface language will change. 30 .

face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. the card. 31 . etc. 3 Close the cover. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. ISO speed. image-recording quality. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. When you set the power switch to <1>.138).

. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. the 2 Remove pushcard. • Opening the card slot cover. • Removing the battery. then close the cover.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. Pull the card straight out. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. The card may then return to normal. use a different card. then let go. card. If the card already contains recorded images. 32 . If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. never do any of the following. Gently in the The card will stick out. It may also damage the card or camera. Doing so may damage the image data. Set the power switch to <2>. Make sure the access lamp is off.. remove and reinstall the card. the image number might not start from 0001 (p.140). or data is being transferred.42).” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. Check that “Recording. being erased. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. If the error persists. then open the cover. • Shaking or banging the camera around.

Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. lens. do it in a place with minimal dust. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. 4 Remove the front lens cap. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Red index lens.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. autofocus will not operate. 33 . switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. When storing the camera without a lens attached. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.

If you want to zoom. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Turn the lens until it stops. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.6x.88 x 0. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. do not touch the rotating part.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Doing so may cause loss of vision. do it before focusing. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.) 34 . then detach it.59 in. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.9 mm / 0. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers.42 x 0.3 x 14. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Image sensor size (22. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.94 in.

Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. press the shutter button completely to take the picture.5-5. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer will operate. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. However. 2 Press the shutter button halfway.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. 35 . 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. picture.6 IS lens as an example. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.

using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 2. place one foot in front of the other. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 6. 4. 3. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. 36 . 5. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. To maintain a stable stance. sold separately) is recommended. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. see page 107.

If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. image playback. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Even during the menu display. and image recording. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. To prevent camera shake. then slowly press the shutter button completely. You can press the shutter button halfway. 37 . Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. It can cause blurred pictures. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0).

This is called the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.72). you can select certain drive modes (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 1 Display the Quick Control screen. When the shooting settings are displayed. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. 38 . press the <Q> button. the the <S> key to select function to be set. the 2 SetPress desired setting.

select the function and press <0>.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.103) Drive mode (p.75) White balance (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture). You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.86) AF mode (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.99) ISO speed (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.70) Metering mode (p. <0> 39 .80) Shutter speed (p.72) Picture Style (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.20) Image-recording quality (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.

date/time. While looking at the LCD monitor. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . and <0> button on the camera back.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. etc. use the <M> button. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. <S> cross keys.

Press the <M> button to display the menu. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. 5 SetPress desired set it.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. <0> to setting. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. then press <0>. 4 Select the setting. item. 41 . The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. the setting. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212.) The current setting is indicated in blue. tab.

3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. etc. format the card with the camera. Under the [5] tab. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. Even protected images will be erased. If necessary. the menu will reappear. Select [OK]. then press <0>. 2 Format the card. before formatting the card. all images and data in the card will be erased. press <0>. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. transfer the images to a computer. When the card is formatted. When the formatting is completed. 42 . then select [OK]. then The card will be formatted. select [Format].. For low-level formatting. 1 Select [Format].

The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. only the file management information is changed. When discarding the card. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. The card is full with images or data. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new.224). Then format the card with the camera. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. The actual data is not completely erased. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. 43 . A card-related error is displayed (p. Even in this case.

146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. the LCD monitor might turn off. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. 44 .Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. menu screen. the display-off sensor (p. If a fluorescent light is nearby.17. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. image. Appears when you press the <x> button. If this happens. In such a case. etc. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece.

The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. With the Basic Zone modes. Also.103). to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. Ba si cZ one 45 . 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.210). major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.

you can push it back down with your fingers. halfway. At the same time. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. the built-in flash will popup automatically. and generally the closest object will be focused. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 46 . 3 Focus the subject. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. on the LCD monitor. If the built-in flash has popped up. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. Focus confirmation light picture. All the AF points will be used to focus. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. If necessary.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. A simple background makes the flower. Move to the subject as close as possible. the built-in flash will fire. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. If you are too close to the subject. Some lenses have indications such as <40. use the telephoto end. If you have a zoom lens.8ft>. stand out better. use a macro lens (sold separately).4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. etc. move away from the subject. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. use the <4> (Close-up) mode.25m/0. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. With a zoom lens. To make small things appear much larger. 52 . Under low light. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark..

approx. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. Hold the camera steady and shoot. 53 . press the shutter button completely. If you hold down the shutter button.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. Use the center AF point to focus. continuous shooting (max. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur.) and autofocusing will take effect. 3.7 shots per sec. During autofocusing. When you want to take the picture. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If focus cannot be achieved. use the <5> (Sports) mode.

If the self-timer is also used. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Under low light.4 feet from the camera. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. 54 . When using a zoom lens. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background.4 feet from the camera. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Also.

<Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. However. to select You can <S> key the function (7). * CA stands for Creative Auto. the the <S> key to select function to be set. depth of field. etc. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. picture. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. color tone (Picture Style). The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. the 3 SetPress desired setting. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. see page 56-57. the image-recording quality. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. For details about each function. 55 . whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.

If you set <b> (Flash off). the background will look more in focus. the background might not look so blurred. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. When flash is used.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. it will not be applied. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. If you move it toward the right. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. <D> (Flash on). the background will look more blurred. 56 . If you want to blur the background. the picture will look darker. the picture will look brighter. If you move it toward the right. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50.

or black-and-white photos.. 57 . landscapes. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. you can set it for portraits. (p.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos.7 frames per second (fps). you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes.71.204). <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. By pressing <0>. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. the set number of shots is taken continuously. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. * By pressing <0>. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. (5) Single. continuous. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p.

To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. When you press the <x> button. 1 Playback the image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. For more details on the playback procedure. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. image. press the <Y> key. press the <Z> key. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. the display format will change. the last captured image will be displayed. see page 155. 58 .x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. Each time you press the <B> button.

In the <d> (Program AE) mode. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. 3 59 . you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. to prevent spoiled shots. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes.

2 Focus the subject. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 60 . The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. Then press the shutter button halfway. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). This is called Program AE.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 4 Take the picture. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically.

built-in flash. In low light (30" 3.64).62) or use the built-in flash (p. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. drive mode. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. either increase the ISO speed (p. The functions you can set are limited. and other functions (p. you can change the ISO speed (p.5). turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). So under low light. In bright light (4000 22). In the <d> mode. drive mode.210). decrease the ISO speed. With <d>. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. Program shift is not possible with flash.64). Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. The program can be shifted. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. the program shift will be canceled. In very low light or very bright light.62) or use flash (p. as shown in the figure. many functions such the AF mode. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. You can freely set the AF mode. After you take the picture. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. 61 .

400 400 . 62 . the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . With “AUTO” selected. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.) may appear.63). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. In the Basic Zone modes. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.Fn)] menu.1600 1600 .63). etc.194).6400 (p. the farther the flash range will be (p. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. the ISO speed. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.192). noise (banding. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. dots of light. 1 Press the <Z> button. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.6400. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.Fn)] menu.64).

the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . As indicated below. then press <0>. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. in the image’s shooting information.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. However. 800. 1600. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. When “AUTO” is set. the ISO speed will be set within this range. select [ISO Auto]. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. or 3200. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. Under the [y] tab. 400. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. Select the ISO speed. 63 . 200. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. Therefore. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO.

13 / 3.5 / 3.5 / 3.22 1 .5 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.5.5 .15 / 3.5-5.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.3.5 . In the <d> mode.7.4.12 1 . .138 [Approx.5 .69 1 .21 / 3.5 .61 1 .5 / 3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.15 1 .5 / 3.5 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. low light. picture. 1 Press the <D> button.6 IS lens 64 .5 .5 .17 1 .5 / 3. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.19 / 3.6.30 / 3.11 1 . or backlit conditions in daylight.5 .5 .97 1 . While the flash is recycling.49 1 . button halfway.5 .5 1 .5 / 3.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.31 1 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec. In Creative Zone modes.3.5 / 3.9.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5 / 3.42 / 3.2.5 .7.5 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .43 1 . the flash will fire for the picture. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 .11 / 3.24 1 .1/200 sec. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.26 / 3. 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.34 1 .5 .5-5.

65 . check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). By increasing the ISO speed. For best results. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. then press <0>.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. take the picture after this display turns off. When you press the shutter button halfway. or when you go closer to the subject. when the room is well lit. Under the [1] tab. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye.3 feet away from the subject.]. decrease the ISO speed. when you press the shutter button halfway. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. you can extend the flash range. decrease the ISO speed. select [Red-eye reduc. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. the picture will be taken. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. For flash photography. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. then press <0>. For important shots. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. increase the ISO speed. Then when you press the shutter button completely. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. Select [Enable]. In bright light. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>.

While you hold down the shutter button halfway. You can then recompose the shot if desired. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. In the Basic Zone modes.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. 4 Focus the subject. then press <0>. 2 Press mode] will appear. When focus is achieved. When you press the shutter button halfway. With evaluative metering (p. the focus will be locked. the optimum AF mode is set automatically.86). [AF 3 Select the AF mode. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the camera will focus only once. 66 . and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. the <ZE> button. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. 1 On the lens.

When the AF point selection (p. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the subject will be focused continuously. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink.202). 67 . After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. If this occurs. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing.68) is automatic. With AI Servo AF. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. Also. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. However. During autofocusing. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. the beeper will sound softly. if the subject starts moving. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.

3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. With the <d> (Program AE). 2 Select the AF point. and <a> modes.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. the subject. <f>. all the AF points are active. <s>. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. When all AF points light up. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. While looking at the viewfinder. 68 . you can select one AF point to focus where you want. Generally. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. Therefore. automatic AF point selection will be set. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. 1 Press the <S> button.

If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. 2 Focus the subject. with a fast lens from f/1. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. select and use the center AF point. First use the center AF point to focus. 69 . lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.0 to f/2. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. the beeper sounds. Also.8. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first. If it is difficult to focus. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF.

i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. Since the flash will require recycling time. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions.7 shots per sec. 2 Select <i>. Press the <U> then press <0>. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. In AI Servo AF mode. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. Flash can also be used.193) is set to [2: Strong]. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. key to select <i>. 3 Take the picture. 70 .

the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. press the <YiQ> button. then press <0>.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. 2 Select the self-timer. then press the shutter button completely. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. self-timer The remote control can also be used. Q: 10-sec. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. Two seconds before the picture is taken. (p. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. Look through the viewfinder. it may throw off the exposure. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. With <q>.204) l: 2-sec. self-timerN (p. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp.205). 71 . 3 Take the picture. attach the eyepiece cover (p. use focus lock (p. focus the subject. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. After taking self-timer shots. beeper.58).106) q: 10-sec. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.

2 3.5 megapixels (4.5 megapixels) and the image quality. number of possible shots. * The file size. and Standard Picture Style.5 24.0. or 4.9. 17. and other settings.4 1. ISO speed.5+6.7 2. 17. 8.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). select [Quality].2 1. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. then press <0>. 4. Select the desired quality. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.1 24. 2 Selectyour reference.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. Under the [1] tab. 72 . ISO 100.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.4 3.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. [Quality] will appear.5M) Approx. 1 Select [Quality]. Custom Functions. image size in pixels (****x****). card brand. 17. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. 8. the image-recording quality. then press <0>.

any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. Depending on the shooting conditions. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . 83 A4 (29. If 8 is selected.3in. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated.0in.8x3. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera.8x10cm/5. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. 11. If A3 (42x29. For details. Even with the same number of pixels.7x8. the 7 image has higher image quality.9. the image quality will be slightly lower.9in.) you want to crop the image. 73 . Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. 1. but more images can be saved to the card.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.7in. it might be fewer than indicated. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.5x11.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. 14.7x21cm/ 1 83. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. or 1+73 is recommended. Other than 1.8x12.7cm/7.7cm/16.0x5. Or.

(Noise may be noticeable in the images. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. JPG File extension 1.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).JPG for JPEG and . About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 74 . The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.CR2 for RAW). 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. CR2 0001 .193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. Using the provided software is recommended.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.

[Picture Style] will appear. 75 . Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. Picture Style. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. The image looks softer.92). then press <0>. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. and very sharp and crisp images. By changing the [Color tone] (p. Effective for close-ups of women or children. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. and crisp. Effective for impressive landscapes. sharp. picture. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. you can adjust the skin tone. 1 Press the <XA> button.

a Picture Style file.. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. Other than with 1. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. W User Def. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. and adjust it as desired (p. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. The image is dull and subdued. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style.91). If you want to later shoot pictures in color. [Landscape]. etc. For natural colors and subdued images. When [Monochrome] is selected. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. 76 .A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.

all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. aperture setting. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. Except for <8>. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. 77 .Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. The second half of this chapter. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3.

* <s> stands for Time value. and “15"” is 15 sec. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. the desired shutter speed.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. 78 . Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. the viewfinder displays only the denominator.5 sec. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. Also. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. However.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. “0"5” indicates 0. picture.

or slower. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If this happens. to 1/30 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). If this happens. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. to 1/500 sec. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. 79 . the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. If the exposure will be too bright. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. to 30 sec. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. If you use a telephoto lens. If the exposure will be too dark.

Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. 80 . the smaller the aperture opening will be. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. picture. If no lens is attached to the camera. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. the desired aperture.

) shutter speed display will blink. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. In such cases. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. If this happens. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). A farther subject will have a wider depth of field.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. but also the lens and subject distance. If the picture will be too dark. the narrower the depth of field. If this happens. On the other hand. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. If the picture will be too bright. Under low light. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. And the closer the subject.) shutter speed display will blink. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). 81 . The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. the “30"” (30 sec. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder.

The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. In low light. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.112). . Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. Using a tripod is recommended. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. 82 . Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). If you are handholding the camera.30 sec. (fixed)] (p.192). The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. to suit the scene’s brightness.

the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. With flash.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. To set the aperture. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. or to bulb. 83 .103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. turn the <6> dial. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. To set the shutter speed. * <a> stands for Manual. You can decide which exposure level to set. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. the exposure level mark will move. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. to 1/30 sec.

For bulb exposures. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. 84 . turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.193). the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.204) for bulb exposures. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. the image might look a little grainy. etc. p.204. later. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. It can be used to photograph fireworks. 205) is recommended. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C.

The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Decrease the ISO speed. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. Flash can be used. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. 3 Take the picture. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. Use a tripod to steady the camera. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. Increase the ISO speed. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. The exposure is correct. the subject. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. it means that the subject is too dark. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. A slow shutter speed has been set. 85 . it means that the subject is too bright. however. I want to use flash. All the AF points will function to detect the subject.

The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. etc. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. 1 Select [Metering mode]. evaluative metering is recommended.select the the <U> key to metering mode. the 2 SetPress metering mode. This metering mode is for advanced users. 86 . q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. select [Metering mode]. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. then press <0>. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. then press <0>. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. Under the [2] tab. This metering mode is for advanced users. Normally.

After taking the picture. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops./AEB] on page 89. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. 87 . Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. comp. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left.

comp] (p. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. setting] option. turn the <6> dial to the right. 2 Select [y].103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 88 .149).38). Select [Flash exp. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). press the <Q> button (p. comp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway./ AEB] menu (p.<S> key to select [y*]. turn the <6> dial to the left. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. With the shooting settings displayed. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. After taking the picture. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. To make the flash exposure brighter.] will be displayed at the bottom. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.89). Press the [Flash exposure comp. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.

89 .3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)./AEB]. Under the [2] tab. comp. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. the AEB amount. select [Expo. AEB amount picture./AEB]. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. decreased exposure. Press <0> to set it. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. then press <0>. comp. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. You can then choose the best exposure. and increased exposure. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount.

decreased exposure. and increased exposure. With <q> set. you can take three continuous shots. Using AEB with exposure compensation. 90 . If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure.57). AEB will be applied. decreased exposure. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>).70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. flash recycling is complete. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. If <i> continuous shooting (p. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. and increased exposure. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. etc. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. Centering on the exposure compensation amount.

Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. then press <0>. take test shots. <B> button. see page 93. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. then press <0>. parameter. To see the resulting effects. select [Picture Style]. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. 1 Select [Picture Style]. To customize [Monochrome]. Under the [2] tab.then press the Select Style. the 4 SetPress parameter.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The Detail set. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. then press <0>. 91 . screen will appear. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear.

set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to F. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. set it toward the minus end. To make the skin tone redder. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. To decrease the color saturation. The closer it is to E. the more yellow the skin tone will look. the blander the image will look. To increase the color saturation. 92 . the sharper the image will look. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to H. set it toward the E end. the crisper the image will look. the bolder the colors will look. set it toward the minus end. the softer the image will look. By selecting [Default set. the more diluted the colors will look. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to G.] in step 3. To make it sharper.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. set it toward the plus end. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. To increase the contrast. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. To make the skin tone less red. the redder the skin tone will look. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. To make it less sharp. The closer it is to G. To decrease the contrast. The closer it is to G.

kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. It can make the image look more impressive. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. Skin tones and lips will look fine. 93 . Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. and the white clouds will look crisper. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. The blue sky will look quite dark. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. The blue sky will look more natural. The blue sky will look slightly darker. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page.

select [Picture Style]. 2]. then press <0>. The Detail set. 3]. 2 Select [User Def. press With [Picture <0>. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. or [User Def. 94 . Style] selected. [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style]. 3 Press <0>. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software.*]. then press the Select [User Def. <B> button. Style. then press <0>.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1].]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. Under the [2] tab. select the Picture Style here. screen will appear. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.

all the [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. *]. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. To shoot with the registered Picture Style.144). then press <0>.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *]. the 6 SetPress parameter. For details. then press <0>. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. 95 . *] and then shoot. *] will be displayed in blue. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93.

See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. In Basic Zone modes. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. then [sRGB] press <0>. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). Under the [2] tab. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. sRGB is set automatically. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. then press <0>. the color space. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. select [Color space]. Adobe RGB. With this camera.21). sRGB is recommended. For normal shooting. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images.21).3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. The ICC profile is not appended. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB].0 (Exif 2. 96 . 1 Select [Color space].0 (Exif 2.

button.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Each time you press the <A> button.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. The exposure setting will be displayed. This is called AE lock. then recompose and take the shot. It is effective for backlit subjects. and take picture. 1 Focus the subject. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. 97 . (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. Press the shutter button halfway. it locks the current auto exposure setting.

98 . The flash is fired to take the picture. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. 4 Take the picture. In the viewfinder. Each time you press the <A> button. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. <A> button.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. then press the <A> button. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. the <D> icon will blink. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory.

You can set any white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. <Q> will be set automatically. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. In Basic Zone modes. 2 Select the white balance. Normally. The plain. [White appear. white object should fill the spot metering circle. then press <0>. 1 Photograph a white object. The “Approx. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance.

Press the <WB> button. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. 100 . the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. press the <M> button to exit the menu. Instead of a white object. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 4 Select the custom white balance. When the menu reappears. then press <0>. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. If you do step 3. Press the <U> key to select <O>. it cannot be selected in step 3. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance.76). On the dialog screen which appears. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [OK] and the data will be imported. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. 2 Select [Custom tab. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. a correct white balance might not be obtained. data.

Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. M is magenta. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. A is amber.) Sample setting: A2. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. the correction. Under the [2] tab. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. G1 101 . select [WB Shift/ BKT]. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. and G is green. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. B is for blue. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. then press <0>. During the white balance correction. On the upper right.

Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. the card will take longer to record the shot. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Amber (A) bias. or 1. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. 102 . “BKT” stands for Bracketing. Standard white balance. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. when you turn the <6> dial. On the right. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. In step 2 for white balance correction. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Magenta (M) bias. 2. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. and 3. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Blue (B) bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Green (G) bias. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Since three images are recorded for one shot. 2. During WB bracketing. Standard white balance. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. and 3.

1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. the image might still come out bright. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. the setting. then press <0>. In Basic Zone modes. the correction is done when the image is captured. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. If you want a darker exposure. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. The default setting is [Standard]. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. [Standard] is set automatically. 3 Take the picture. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. noise might increase. For RAW images. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). set this to [Disable] first.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. flash exposure compensation. 103 . With JPEG images.

check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. With JPEG images. correct. Under the [1] tab. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). If [Correction data not available] is displayed. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. the correction is done when the image is captured. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 .]. The default setting is [Enable]. 3 Take the picture. the four corners of the picture might look darker. correct. screen.].3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. For RAW images. select [Peripheral illumin. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. then press <0>. then press <0>. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page.

3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. For JPEG images already captured. the lower the correction amount will be. the correction amount will be lower. With EOS Utility (provided software). Depending on shooting conditions. In step 2. When using a non-Canon lens. If the lens does not have distance information. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. 25 lenses. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. if you select [Enable]. noise might appear on the image periphery. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. The higher the ISO speed. For details. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. 105 .

Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p.195). then the picture is taken 2 sec. delay. later. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). 106 . press the transmit button. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. The mirror will swing up. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. When you press the shutter button completely. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. the mirror locks up. press the shutter button completely.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. it will go back down automatically. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. but no picture will be taken. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. there will be a shutter-release sound. Remote control shooting. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. mirror lockup is effective. single shooting will take effect. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. 1 Focus the subject. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. later. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. In such cases. Do not point the camera toward the sun.

This is called “Live View shooting. For details.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. camera shake can cause blurred images.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. 107 . Using a tripod is recommended. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.

The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. After the image review ends. with AF or Before shooting. 100%. 108 . picture. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. Press the <A> button. 2 Focus the subject. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. When you press the shutter button halfway. the camera will focus with the current AF mode.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image.113-120). focus manual focus (p. The image’s field of view is approx. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor.

109 .] to [Enable].A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). 30 min. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. When flash is used. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. set [Live View shoot. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. do not point the lens toward the sun. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. During Live View shooting. but only one shot will be taken. 1 hr. there will be two shutter sounds.

it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. 110 . However. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. If flash is used or bulb is set. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the information display will change. If <g> is blinking.or bright-light conditions.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low.

The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. you can also set the white balance. 1 Press the <Q> button. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. When <f> is selected. In Creative Zone modes. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. the AF points will also be displayed. Picture Style. and AF mode. drive mode. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. function and set it. 111 . The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.

Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. (camera power remains on). In Creative Zone modes.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. Even while the Live View image is displayed. you can display grid lines. 112 . the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button.114).204) for Live View shooting. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. the Live View shooting will be terminated. [u Live mode] (p. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].118). you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. 169). p.139). you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. [7 Clear settings].113). During continuous shooting. or [7 Firmware Ver.167. [6 Sensor cleaning].]. or [Quick mode] (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.

[u Live mode] (face detection. press the <L> button. 113 .Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. p.114). The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. select [AF mode]. To return the AF point to the center. magnify the image.118). achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. While the Live View image is displayed. 1 Display the Live View image. Press the <A> button. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. and [Quick mode] (p. and focus manually (p. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. If you want to achieve precise focus. AF point 2 Move the AF point. Also. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). Under [6 Live View function settings]. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus.120). The AF point < > will appear. Select the AF mode.

then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused.108). 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. Press the <A> button. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. If focus is not achieved. Have the target person face the camera. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. picture. <q> will be displayed. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. If multiple faces are detected. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. 114 . When focus is achieved. 1 Display the Live View image.Using AF to Focus the subject. human faces are detected and focused. the AF point will turn orange. When a face is detected.

You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. too bright or too dark. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. When you press the <L> button. When focus is achieved. or partially hidden.113). If focus is not achieved. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. the <p> will be grayed out. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. the AF point will turn orange. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. Then if you press the shutter button halfway.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. If a face cannot be detected. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. face detection will not be possible. 115 . titled horizontally or diagonally. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. If the focus is way off. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture.108). picture. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face.

The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. 116 . return to the normal view and autofocus. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. the image will be magnified at the AF point. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. If this happens. then take the picture. Even when focus has been achieved. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. the focus might be off. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. In the u Live mode. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus.

Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Subjects in low light. A special effects filter is used. Subjects at the edge of the picture. flat surfaces. or pattern keeps changing. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Extremely small subjects. Night scenes or points of light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Under a light source whose brightness. color. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. 117 .

118 . Press the <A> button.66). Although you can focus the target area quickly. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting.<Q> button. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.

4 Take thethe focus and exposure. The Live View image will turn off. picture. 119 . When focus is achieved. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. and AF will be executed. The AF point used to focus will light in red.Using AF to Focus the subject. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing.108). then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the reflex mirror will go back down. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear.

1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. After achieving focus.108). press the <u> button to return to the normal view.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 120 . To return the magnifying frame to the center.the magnified image. the image. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. press the <L> button. picture. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. 2 Move the magnifying frame. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. Each time you press the <u> button.

Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. 121 . the screen might flicker. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. such as the sun. However. When you magnify the image. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the <E> icon may appear on the screen.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. If this happens. However. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. If the light source within the image changes. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the image quality might degrade. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. In low light. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. If you point the camera in a different direction. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases.

Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. the image will be captured in the normal view. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. During the magnified view. dots of light. the exposure might not come out as desired. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Return to the normal view before taking the picture.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. This is to prevent image degradation. 122 . FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. etc. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Before taking a long exposure.191). the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Even if you take the picture during magnified view.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period.) may appear. If you take the picture during magnified view. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. noise (banding.

And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. the movie might not playback properly. The movie recording format will be MOV. 123 . 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. To check the card’s read/write speed.

the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 3 Shooting the movie. When you press the shutter button halfway. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. 124 . While the movie is being shot. 169).113-120). press <A> again. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. During movie shooting. If necessary. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.movie. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p.167. The reflex mirror will make a sound. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. 2 Focus the subject. do not point the lens toward the sun. To stop movie shooting. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen.

16). the top.131).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. During movie shooting. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. bottom. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. shutter speed. you can set the exposure compensation. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.97). If you use Movie crop. left. press the <S> button. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask.. 1 hr. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 125 . the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. size] setting (p. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. 40 min. At 0°C/32°F: Approx.16). The ISO speed. and aperture are set automatically. 20 min. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. 1 hr. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.126) on the screen’s bottom left. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec.5mm dia.

Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. 126 . When movie shooting starts. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change.

6400 127 . <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. To set the aperture. then press <0>. The reflex mirror will make a sound. select exposure].[Movie Under the [o] tab. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. Select [Manual]. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . . 2 Select [Movie exposure]. and ISO speed for movie shooting. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . turn the <6> dial. the speed.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. aperture. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. . The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. then press <0>. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.1/30 sec.1/60 sec. 3 Select [Manual]. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. To set the shutter speed. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.

is recommended. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. shutter speed. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. The faster the shutter speed.173). When shooting a movie of a moving subject. and aperture will not be displayed. With Auto ISO. due to the drive of the lens aperture. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. to 1/125 sec. With manual exposure shooting. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. the movie image might flicker. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.124). 128 . will be recorded. the shooting mode.

the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . If you take a still photo during movie shooting. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. 1 sec. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files.

Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. Auto Lighting Optimizer. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. image-recording quality (for still photos). Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 1 Press the <Q> button. the AF points will also be displayed. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Picture Style. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. and AF mode. 130 . 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. function and set it. When <f> is selected. movierecording size.

in [Live mode]. Mexico. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. 131 . the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Also. Still photos cannot be taken. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Australia. Korea. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. Japan. etc. China. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec.). : Standard-definition recording quality. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. etc.). • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Russia. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America.

you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 59 sec. 165 MB/min. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. If you autofocus during movie shooting. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 330 MB/min. AF is possible during movie shooting. 12 min. you can extract a still image from the movie. [u Live mode]. approx. 39 min. AF during k When [Enable] is set. 300. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 330 MB/min. and approx. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. However. You can select [Live mode]. 1 hr.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. 49 min.000 pixels at [640x480]. 24 min. press the <A> button. 49 min. (A new movie file starts being recorded. or [Quick mode]. To start movie shooting again. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software).Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. AF will be executed in Live mode. 132 . 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx.

133 . • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. then press the transmit button. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Press the <w> button for AE lock. AE lock is not possible. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. • AF/AF lock. p. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). AE lock is not possible. For AF. While holding down the <w> button. press the <w> button. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>.204) to start and stop the movie shooting.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. still photo shooting will take effect. • AE/AF. For AF.

The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).127).Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. If [Enable] is set.16). The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. you can display grid lines.6400. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.5mm dia.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. and aperture for movie shooting (p. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. highlight detail will be improved. set this option to [Auto]. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. shutter speed. 134 .

the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. First. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough.126) will be displayed in red. 135 . The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. the faster the indicator will climb upward. If the card has a fast writing speed. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. The slower the card. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If the indicator becomes full. you should set the IS switch to <2>. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. the movie shooting might stop. If you take still photos during movie shooting.

If this happens. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the image quality may be degraded. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. 169) and shoot a movie. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. turn off the camera. The image quality of movies is not affected. the movie shooting will stop automatically.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.167.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. When not shooting. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. However. However. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. 136 . the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the sound will be properly recorded. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while.

150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Card Reminder (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.153) 7 137 .140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.

Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. then press <0>. 138 . select [Release shutter without card]. If [Hold] is set. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. then press <0>. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. Under the [1] tab. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. select [Image review]. If [Off] is set. and you cannot release the shutter. During the image review. then press <0>. select [Beep]. then press <0>. then press <0>. Select the desired review time. Select [Disable]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. the image display will end. Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture.

then press <0>. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. With the adjustment screen displayed. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. When checking the exposure of an image. You can set this auto power-off time. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. press the <B> button. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. then press <0>. Under the [6] tab.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. select [Auto power off]. Select the desired power-off time. select [LCD brightness]. 139 . set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. To turn on the LCD monitor again. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc.. If [Off] has been set.

then press <0>. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. You can change how the file number is assigned.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Even after you replace the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. then press <0>. The available settings are described below.JPG. If you want to use continuous file numbering. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. Under the [5] tab. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. select [File numbering]. Select one.

If the file number in folder No. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. the file numbering restarts from 0001. To restart the file numbering from 0001. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. the file name will start with “IMG_”. for example. “. 999 reaches 9999. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. The extension will be “. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. Replace it with a new card. you should use a newly-formatted card. 141 . MOV” for movies. When you reset the file numbering manually.CR2” for RAW images.JPG” for JPEG images. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. and “. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. After the manual reset. For both JPEG and RAW images. Each time you replace the card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder.

Set [OnPD]. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. In such a case. Under the [5] tab. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. [OnPD] is set. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. then press <0>. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. 142 . FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Select one. select [Auto rotate]. The setting of this feature can be changed. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. It will be rotated. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. The available settings are described below. but the image does not rotate during playback. On the camera’s LCD monitor. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. Use the software provided with the camera instead. the image might not rotate for playback. then playback the image. Also. then press <0>. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image.

65) Auto rotate display (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.102) Live View shooting (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.29) Beeper (p.150) 143 . press the <B> button to display the settings.107) Red-eye reduction (p.138) Auto power off (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p. While the menu is displayed.146) Date/Time (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.96) WB correction (p.

Select [OK]. Under the [7] tab. select [Clear all camera settings].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. 144 . then press <0>. 1 Select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes.Fn)]. desired setting. (C. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. 3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. select [Clear settings]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. select [Clear all Custom Func.

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Enable Enable 2 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec.

Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. Select [Screen color]. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. When you exit the menu.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. Under the [5] tab. Select [LCD auto off]. Select the desired color. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. then press <0>. 146 . select [Screen color].

The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. setting] or [External flash func. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. select [Flash control]. setting] and [External flash func. set this to [Enable]. The flash functions will be displayed. setting]. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. The flash control screen will appear. setting] The [Built-in flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] and [External flash func. Under the [1] tab. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. then press <0>. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. 147 . [Flash firing] Normally. Select [Flash control]. Select [Built-in flash func. The functions displayed under [External flash func.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. If [Disable] is set. [Built-in flash func.

If [2nd curtain] is set. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. Normally. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can also set [Hi-speed]. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. and [Wireless set. This is for advanced users. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. With 2nd curtain sync. 148 . the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. For details. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. If an external Speedlite is attached. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely.]. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. Shutter sync. However. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. * For other flash modes. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. and once immediately before the exposure ends. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). [Zoom]. setting] and [External flash func..

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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If the power is turned off. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Opening the card slot cover. If the power is cut off. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. • Opening the battery compartment cover. • Setting the power switch to <2>. A brush can scratch the sensor. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. Clean the sensor with care. never do any of the following. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. 154 . The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor.

8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. 155 .

Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. When you press the <x> button. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. 1 Playback the image. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 3 Select the image. the last captured image will be displayed. display. 4 images and one image displayed. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. 156 .

by jumping. To change the jump method. 157 . select [Date]. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. press the <V> key. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 1 Select the jump method. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. On the bottom right.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. select either one to display only movies or stills. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. the jump method and current image location are indicated. On the single-image display. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. turn the <6> dial. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. then press <0>.

the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. If you hold down the <u> button. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. 1 Magnify the image. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. Magnified area position around image. press the <u> button. If you hold down the button. To exit the magnified display. A movie cannot be magnified. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. During image playback. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 158 . The image will be magnified.

You can also select an image on the index display. A movie cannot be rotated. Under the [3] tab.142) before taking vertical shots. press the <M> button.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. repeat steps 2 and 3. 3 Rotate the image. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. then press <0>. 1 Select [Rotate]. <0>. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. select [Rotate]. 159 . 2 Select the image. you need not rotate the image as described above. To exit and return to the menu. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p.

Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot.167. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. 160 . Playback on a TV set (p. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera.k Enjoying Movies Basically.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.

k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). see the PDF file instruction manual. 161 . For details on commercially-available software. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. For smooth movie playback. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. use a high-performance personal computer. inquire the software maker. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser.

the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. Select The movie will start playing. Press the <x> button to display the image. As movies cannot be played on the index display. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. then press <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. press On <0>. 162 . 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. Speaker the movie. 4 Playback[7] (Play). <0>. During movie playback. During the index display. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. movie. see the next page.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. 3 Pressthe single-image display. With the single-image display. For more details on the playback procedure. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>.

173). 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Displays the editing screen (p. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. During the single-image display.167. 169) to playback a movie. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. 2 hr. Displays the movie’s last frame. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. 30 min. the still photo will be displayed for approx. If you hold down <0>. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. during the movie playback. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. Each time you press <0>. Displays the movie’s first frame. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.164). it will fast forward the movie. If you hold down <0>. the movie will play frame-byframe. a single previous frame is displayed.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. Each time you press <0>.) 163 . the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. it will rewind the movie. 1 sec.

Holding it down will fast forward the frames. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. movie. After deciding which part to edit out. then press <0>.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. If the card does not have enough room. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). select [New file]. increments (position indicated by [X]). select [X]. select [Overwrite]. To change the editing. press <0>. go back to step 2. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. be edited out. Select The save screen will appear. 1 On the movie playback screen. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). increments. [New file] will not be selectable. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. 3 Check the edited movie. select [2] and press <0>. To cancel the editing. The editing screen will be displayed. To save it as a new movie. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. 4 Save the[W]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. then press <0>. Then press <0>. 164 .

then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. then press <0>. The [Select date] screen will appear. Then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Only the movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. 1 Select [Slide show]. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. If you selected [iDate]. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Under the [3] tab. Press the <V> key to select the date. select [Slide show].

169.] is displayed. auto power off will not take effect. the slide show will start. press <0>. 166 .. During movie playback. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. Press then press <0>. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. then press the <M> button.. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. 5 Quit the slide show. After [Loading image. press the <M> button. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. To pause the slide show. To view the slide show on a TV set. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During auto playback. For still photos. the key to select [Set up]. see pages 167. The display time may vary depending on the image. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. During pause. then press <0>. During the slide show. During pause.

* Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. part of the image displayed might be cut off. To playback movies. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. button. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. see page 162. you can change the display format. 167 . HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. * Depending on the TV set. insert it into the <D> terminal. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. turn off the camera and television. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. By pressing the <B> button.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set.

In such a case. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. When the camera is connected to a TV set. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. then press the Enter button. The menu will appear. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI].Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. Press the / button to select an option. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. 168 . Under the [4] tab. Then press the Enter button. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Doing so may cause a malfunction. When you press the camera’s <x> button. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. image. Select [Enable]. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. then press the Enter button. For a slide show. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. then press <0>. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. then press <0>.

even those compatible with HDMI CEC. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. 169 . In such a case. may not operate properly. see the TV set’s instruction manual. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. see page 162. Certain TV sets. and use the camera to control the playback operation. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. the images will not be displayed properly. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. For details. button. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera.) To playback movies. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera.

you must first cancel the protection. To protect another image. If you erase all the images (p. select [Protect images]. 170 . The <K> icon will disappear. repeat step 2. To erase a protected image. only the protected images will remain. Image protect icon protect it. The protect setting screen will appear.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. press <0> again. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. The menu will reappear. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. If you format the card (p. Once an image is protected. 1 Select [Protect images]. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. When an image is protected.42). Under the [3] tab. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. press the <M> button. the protected images will also be erased. To cancel the image protection. then press <0>.172). then press <0>. To exit the image protection.

Under the [3] tab. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it.170) will not be erased. Protected images (p. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 1 Select [Erase images]. then press <0>. 2 Press the <L> button. protect them. you can erase multiple images at one time. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Once an image is erased. 3 Erase the image. The Select [Erase]. 171 . press <0>. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. it cannot be recovered. then image displayed will be erased. select [Erase images].

format the card (p. press the <I> button. 172 . Press the <L> button. then press <0>. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. The images will be displayed.42). to be erased. repeat step 3. all the images in the card will be erased. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].L Erasing Images images]. To return to the single-image display. 4 Erase the images. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. Select [OK]. To erase other images. To display the three-image display. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. press the <u> button. The selected images will be erased. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. To also erase protected images. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card].

and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. recording size <A/B/C>.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. 173 . Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. <G> will be displayed. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. you can switch the shooting information display. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. the movie icon <k/ >. the 73 file size is displayed. recording format <D>. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. * For movie files. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas.

If there are too many pixels on the left. the highlight detail will be lost. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. the shadow detail will be lost. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the brighter and denser the color. And the more pixels there are toward the right. and blue). while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the darker the image. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. the respective color information will be lacking. And if there are too many pixels on the right. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. green. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. the color will be too saturated with no detail. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the brighter the image. The more pixels there are toward the left. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. If there are too many pixels on the left. 174 . the darker and less prominent the color. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right).

You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection.Printing Images Printing (p. 9 175 .176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. quantity to print. etc. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.

2 SetFor details. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. To connect to the printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 176 . When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Some printers may make a beeping sound. see the printer’s instruction manual. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 4 Turn on the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. up the printer.

4 hours is possible. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. To find out what’s wrong. it indicates a problem with the printer. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. On the print setting screen. For direct printing. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided.184). select [Print]. 3. make sure it is fully charged. Movies cannot be printed. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. do the following: 1. Before disconnecting the cable. Press the < The image will appear. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. Press <0>. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. Press the <x> button to playback the image. 6 Playback thex> button. first turn off the camera and printer. 177 . 2. printing up to approx. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. With a fully-charged battery. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable.

see the printer’s instruction manual. Starts the printing. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. * Depending on the printer. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. type. 178 . certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Returns to the screen in step 1. type. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off.183).then press Select [Paper settings].180). The paper size. and layout you have set are displayed. Sets the quantity to be printed. Sets the paper size. Some settings might not be available. <0>.setting screen will appear. For details. and layout. The paper settings screen will appear.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. 0 2 Press <print>. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. 3 Select [Paper settings].

the camera name. then press <0>. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. or 20 images on one sheet. 8. The print will have no borders. shooting mode. 16. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. etc. the print will have borders. then press <0>. exposure compensation amount.. lens name. The paper type screen will appear. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. will be imprinted. On A4 or Letter size paper. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. 9. * From the Exif data. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. aperture. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted.185) will be printed. 179 . then press <0>. white balance.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. 4. ISO speed. The page layout screen will appear. Option to print 2. shutter speed. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. The print setting screen will reappear. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.

” The printing will differ depending on the printer. No automatic correction will be applied. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. For details. go to step 5. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. The image noise is reduced before printing. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. bluish blacks. * When you change the printing effects. 180 . Select the desired printing effect. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. If you any printing effects. However. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.need not set necessary. Prints in black-and-white with cool. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. see the printer’s instruction manual. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. then press <0>. yellowish blacks.182).wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. then press <0>. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors.

wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting.144). See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. With Easy printing. then press <0>. 7 Start printing.) Also. With Easy printing. If image tilt correction (p. then press <0>. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. Just select the image and press the <l> button. Select <R>. Select [Print]. any trimming (p. 181 .183) has been applied. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. then press <0>. To stop the printing. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. Set as necessary. Set as desired. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality.183) will not be applied. then press <0>. Select <I>. necessary. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. then select [OK]. all the settings will revert to the default. then press <0>. Set the number of copies. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. it may take longer to print the image. the number of copies will always be 1. (You cannot set the number of copies. you can print another image using the same settings.

M is magenta. Red-eye corr. [Saturation]. B is for blue. When [On] is set. press the <B> button. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. the red eye will be corrected for printing. you can adjust the [Contrast].] effects will not show on the screen. select the printing effect. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.]. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. use the <S> keys. A is amber. 182 . When [On] is set. and [Color balance].255). Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. If you select [Clear all]. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. To adjust the [Color balance]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. the face will be brightened for printing.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. and G is green. [Color tone].127) or highlight level (128 . When you select [Detail set. You can then adjust the printing effect. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr.

If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. When you adjust the image tilt. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. and aspect ratio. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. 183 . the larger the image magnification will be for printing. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. The smaller the trimming frame. position.5-degree increments. select [Trimming]. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. 1 On the print setting screen. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Do the trimming right before printing. the size of the trimming frame will change. you may have to set the trimming again. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. The print setting screen will reappear. 2 Set the trimming frame size.

refer to the printer’s instruction manual. The smaller you make the trimming frame. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. resume printing. 184 . no paper. the grainier the picture will look on the print. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. For details on resuming the printing. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. After fixing the problem. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. and check the waste ink tank. Press <0> to stop printing. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. etc.wPrinting Depending on the printer. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. If you look at the image on a TV screen. While trimming the image. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. see the printer’s instruction manual. For details on how to fix a printing problem.

select [Print order]. [Print type] [Date] [File No.]. and file No. imprinting. and [File No. then press <0>. 2 Select [Set up]. (They cannot be set individually for each image.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. Select [Set up]. [Date]. Select the option to be set.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. date imprinting. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. the option as desired.] 185 .

Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. the date or file No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Also. Press the <7> button.] are set to [On]. depending on the image type. 4 Exit the setting. on the print. 186 . With [Index] prints. select [Sel. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. When printing with DPOF.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Next. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Even if [Date] and [File No. Prints both the standard and index prints. both the [Date] and [File No. If this happens with your printer. the print order may not be possible. [On] imprints the file No. The print order screen will reappear. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified.

press the <u> button. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. If you specify more than this. When using a PictBridge printer. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. After completing the print order. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. To display the three-image display. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. To return to the single-image display. press the <I> button. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card].Image Select and order images one by one. print no more than 400 images for one print order. Even if you select “All image”. If you select [Clear all on card]. 187 .W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. all the images might not be printed.

2 Under the [3] tab. you can easily print images with DPOF. 3 Select [Print]. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. be sure to set the paper size.180) if necessary. the card’s remaining capacity was low. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. • When you paused the printing.178) Set the printing effects (p. See page 176. If a problem occurs during printing. • When you set the index. Before printing. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. 5 Select [OK]. Depending on the printer. (p. 1 Prepare to print. select [Print order].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. Under [Adjust levels]. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. If [Bordered] is set. 188 . select [Resume]. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. see page 184. [Manual] cannot be selected. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5.

Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .

At the bottom of the screen. then press <0>.. setting. 190 .144).Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. select [Clear all Custom Func. select [Custom Functions (C. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. (C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. then press <0>. Custom Function No. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Under the [7] tab. then press <0>. Press to select the setting (number). Press the <U> the Custom Function No. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.Fn)].Fn)]. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.

3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C. (Settings are disabled.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync. speed in Av mode p.194 k k k C.193 p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.195 k C. C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.194 p.196 p.) 191 .195 p.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. 197 . the <L> icon will appear. To verify whether the image is original. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.173).3 Custom Function SettingsN C.

[Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. 198 . You can register up to six items in My Menu. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. press the <V> key to change the order. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. select [My Menu settings].3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. press the <M> button. Under the [9] tab. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. Menu]. then Select press <0>. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. With [z] displayed. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Then press <0>. then press <0>. the desired items. then press <0>. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. To return to the screen in step 2. then Select [Register to My press <0>. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. On the confirmation dialog.

3 Enter text. 199 . then press <0>. 1 Select [Copyright information]. Under the [7] tab. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 4 Exit theentering the text.] to check the copyright information currently set. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. select [Copyright information]. Select [Display copyright info. it will be appended to the image as Exif information.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. press the After <M> button to exit. setting.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. then press <0>. The text entry screen will appear. option.

You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. 200 . Exiting After completing the text entry. Entering text In the bottom area. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. then press <0> to enter it.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. press the <S> key to select a character. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor.

Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. etc. system accessories. 11 201 .

etc. solid-color walls.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. etc. computer keyboards. 202 . etc.48). see the Extender’s instruction manual. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). etc.) In such cases. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. For details. see page 117.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.6 or smaller (larger f/number).

Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 203 . Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. Close the cover.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. the DC cord. After using the camera. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 1 Connect the power cord. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place.

the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken.71). You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. During wireless remote control.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. 204 . delay. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The camera will autofocus. When focus is achieved.4 feet from the camera.

23) attached to the camera strap. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. 205 . light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. eyepiece cover. To prevent this. 1 Remove the eyecup. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. use the eyepiece cover (p.

almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. In other words. For detailed instructions. only [Flash exp. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. the flash will fire at full output only.] can be set for [External flash func. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. setting].147). Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . 206 . comp] and [E-TTL II meter. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.] to be set. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.

When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. the flash can be fired at full output only. It might not fire. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. or slower. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. shoot in the manual flash mode. 207 . non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec.

To set up. If you set [Disable]. please check with the card manufacturer. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. then press <0>. 208 .] to Press <0>. select settings]. (p. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. please check with the card manufacturer. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab.]. 4 Display the connection information. use of the card is not permitted. then press <0>.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. transmission. set [Enable]. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. Without approval. Select [Connection info. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. then press <0>.

check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. Because of the transmission function. The battery power will be consumed faster. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. During the image transfer. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions.] is set to [Disable]. 209 .Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. see the card’s instruction manual. In hospitals. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. auto power off will not take effect. Turn the camera off and on again. If the image transfer does not work. 6 Take the picture. it may still transmit a signal. For transferred images. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. For details. airports. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited.58).

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. 211 . [Remote control] can be set. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *4: For autoexposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only.

2.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. [7] Set-up 3.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. / 4 sec. 212 . 1. [y] Shooting 3. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. / 8 sec.

Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 2 min. 400 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 3200 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 1 min. 800 / Max. / 15 min. / 4 min. / 8 min. 1600 / Max. 213 .

month. sec. (C. day) and time (hour. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 ..) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. min.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver.

no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. / 16 sec. / 30 sec. [7] Set-up 3. WB Shift/BKT. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. / 30 min. the [Expo. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. The [y] Shooting 3. comp.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. Live View function settings 215 . / 1 min. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. / 10 min. no AE lock / AE/AF. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction.]. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Under the [2] tab.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

Press the <B> button (p. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.24). the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds.31). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. When the image recording is completed. If this happens.44). The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. 218 . The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. the power will turn off automatically. Recharge the battery (p. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. If there is a problem with the battery charger.26).26). disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>.

To prevent camera shake. The camera turns off by itself. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.36. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.33). 123). set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. the number of possible shots will decrease. The image is out of focus. 171). Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor.31). 69).37. or focus manually (p. 219 . Auto power off is in effect.31). press the shutter button gently (p. The card is not properly inserted (p.31.24). Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.107. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. 37). If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. set the IS switch to <1>. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. If the card is full. a picture cannot be taken. Purchase a new one. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use.

The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].194).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. If a card error message is displayed.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. 220 . the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. the shutter speed becomes slow. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. ISO 100 can be set (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. [Low].Fn)] menu. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If it is set to [Strong]. see page 42 or 224. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.Fn)] menu. ISO 100 cannot be set. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.192). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].194). When I use the <f> mode with flash. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].).134).Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used.193). then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. ISO 100 cannot be set.134). Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. etc. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. This also applies to movie shooting (p. or [Disable]. This also applies to movie shooting (p.

movie shooting will stop automatically. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit.135). If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. When a movie is played. If the card’s writing speed is slow. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. To find out the card’s read/write speed. 221 . Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. camera operation noise can be heard. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. 59 sec. etc. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. If you use flash.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire..109). This is normal. The movie shooting terminates by itself. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. movie shooting may stop automatically. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.

If Adobe RGB is set.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. If the image has been protected. The image cannot be erased. The file numbering does not start from 0001. In low or high temperatures. it cannot be erased (p. use a soft cloth to clean it. Set the color space to sRGB.170). If the LCD monitor is dirty. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p.40). The menu screen shows few tabs and options.140). certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. the first character will be an underscore (p. If you use a card which already has images recorded. It will return to normal at room temperature.96). The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). 222 . the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.

The card reader does not detect the card. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. No image appears on the TV screen.29). The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. 169). or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable.169).Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect.167. 223 . SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.180). In such a case. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p.214). Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.

16). Follow the onscreen instructions. Operate the power switch (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. 01 02 05 224 . If there is a problem with the camera.31. The built-in flash could not be raised. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. write down the error No. 04 Replace the card.13. Operate the power switch. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Card cannot be accessed. 80 again. 60.27). Operate the power switch (p. or use a Canon lens (p. 26) * If the error still persists. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible.31.Error Codes Error No. or format the card (p. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. Turn the camera off and on again.27). Shooting is not possible due to an error.27. Replace card. remove and install the battery pack 70. on again or re-install the battery. replace the card. 42). Turn the camera off and on again. 42). 40. an error message will appear. 10. erase unnecessary images. 50. Countermeasures No. or format the card (p. Clean the lens contacts. 171. Cannot save images because card is full. Remove and insert the card again. Turn the camera off and 30. 20.

Preset (Daylight. Shade. 17.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Landscape.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Faithful. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 18. Tungsten light. 1. Manual. Monochrome. Neutral. 1 .6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. 4. User Def. Portrait.3 x 14. Flash).3 Auto. 17. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .0 JPEG. single-lens reflex.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. SDHC memory card. 8. SDXC memory card 22. White fluorescent light. Cloudy.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.

3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Flash Off.18 (at 23°C/73°F.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. Portrait. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.4 USM lens. shutter-priority AE. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. depth-of-field AE.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Close-up. Creative Auto.5 .+1. aperture-priority AE. AI Focus AF. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. Program). 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). 95% Magnification: Approx. 0. Night Portrait. Sports.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. Landscape.6400 Auto. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.0 . Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. AI Servo AF. ISO 100 . manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .

delay and 10-sec.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.: 13/43 (ISO 100. self-timer with 10sec. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. continuous shooting. approx. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. 3 sec. to 30 sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. Max. X-sync at 1/200 sec. auto pop-up flash Guide No.7 shots/sec.) • Flash Retractable.. to 1/60 sec. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . 1/4000 sec. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. bulb (Total shutter speed range.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. 3. or 2-sec. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. (Full Auto mode).4 USM lens. Available range varies by shooting mode. 34 shots RAW: Approx.

97 fps.4 USM lens.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 1.6400 (in whole-stop increments).20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.00 fps. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 330 MB/min. 24p: 23. 50p: 50.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 165 MB/min.04 million dots Approx. 60p: 59. 165 MB/min. 25p: 25. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 330 MB/min.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .976 fps.94 fps. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .

1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 9-image index. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. by movie. approx. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 .10x Image browsing methods: Single image. detailed info. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 4-image index.5mm dia. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. histogram). video/audio OUT. by shooting date. 1. jump by 10 or 100 images. approx.5x . Single image + Info (Basic info. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx.

4 in. 52 g / 1. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .40°C / 43°F .9 oz.5 mm / 2. Approx. 82 g / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7. Weight: Approx. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .7 x 1.4 x 55. Weight: Approx.1 x 3. 530 g / 18. 82 g / 2.5 mm / 2.40°C / 32°F .2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.1 x 3.8 x 3.5 x 75.8 oz.1 x 15.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .40°C / 32°F .40°C / 43°F .40°C / 43°F .5 x 0.8 x 97.2 in.7 oz. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.9 oz.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.6 x 2.104°F During shooting: 0°C . (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.8 oz.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.3 mm / 5. 475 g / 16.1 x 3. Approx.4 in.7 x 1. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.0 in.2 mm / 1.

(75 x 112 mm / 3.67 x 45 mm / 8.8 in.48 ft.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.0 oz.61 ft. 455 g / 16. 200 g / 7.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.36 Closest focusing distance: 0. (at 0.0 x 4.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .2.49 m / 1.5 x 70 mm / 2. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.7 x 2.8 in.8 in.9 x 19.0 x 4.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max. 231 . Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.0 in.25 m / 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. diameter x length: 68.6 x 1. magnification: 0.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .3 .1 oz. consult the respective lens maker. Weight: Approx. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max. (327 x 503 mm / 12.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .1 x 5.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .4 in.82 ft. (From image sensor plane) Max.4 x 101 mm / 3.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .5-5.5-5. magnification: 0.45 m / 1.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. diameter x length: 75. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .25 m / 0. Weight: Approx.82 ft.

Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. 232 . a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). HDMI logo.21 (also called “Exif Print”). caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.g. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.” * Notice displayed in English as required. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. LLC. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. HDMI.0 and Exif 2.. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. in the United States and other countries. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. etc. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.

This is to prevent fire or an explosion. If a child swallows the battery. or emits smoke or fumes. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. See a physician immediately. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. etc. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. It can cause blindness or skin problems. or clothing. skin.Do not use any batteries. . changes color. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. It may impair the person’s vision. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. Also. • If excessive heat. consult a physician immediately. . and accessories not specified in this booklet. do not exceed the recharging time. • During the recharging. heat generation. . Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. When using flash to photograph an infant. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. excessive heat. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. remove it immediately. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. .104°F). power sources. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. and explosions. smoke. keep at least 1 meter away.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury.40°C (32°F . 233 . This is to prevent an explosion or fire. This is to prevent electrical shock.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . disassemble. It may cause an accident. accessories. connecting cables. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. Be careful not to get burned in the process.Do not short-circuit. skin. and material damage. and clothing. deforms. death. follow the safeguards below: . or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. and fire.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. chemical leakage. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas.

or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. or oily. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. benzene. cut. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. Also do not twist or tie the cords. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. 234 . • Do not use paint thinner.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. . do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. Otherwise. If the surrounding is dusty. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. . • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. check if it is allowed. Doing so may damage your vision. follow the safeguards below: .When unplugging a power plug. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. • To prevent fire and electrical shock.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. humid. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. . • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. Doing so may cause injury. . .Do not scratch. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock.

These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. please contact your local city office. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. For more information about the recycling of this product. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. waste authority.g. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point.European Union (and EEA) only. e. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 .com/environment. (EEA: Norway. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Cd = Cadmium. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. in accordance with the Battery Directive.canon-europe. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.

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...... 138 Eye-Fi....................... 55 Cable . 31............................... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.....131 Battery Grip ......................................156 640x480 ...37 Card...................................................96 AE lock.......... 224 SD speed class ...........97..............................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)... 92 Continuous shooting.....131 1920x1080 ....................... 92 A A/V OUT.................... 138 Black-and-white image ................................ 208 Format...... 216 Beeper...........................................20 Battery → Power 237 ........................................................................ 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ........................ 143 Camera shake ...........................................80 B B/W (Monochrome)................. 144 Holding the camera.............................. 160........... 79............................................................148 2-sec.................... 64......Index 1280x720 ............................................................... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure).... 169 Access lamp.... 169 Camera Camera shake.... 31 Card reminder ......80 Audio/video OUT............ 76...................... 123 SDHC/SDXC.. 52 Color space ... 2... 3....89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)...45................160........... 13...148 2nd-curtain sync...67 Aperture-priority AE .71 4..... 99 Color tone.......... 167...........or 9-image index display........ 35 .......................................76 Basic Zone modes .......................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .85 Adobe RGB............................................. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ..............................131 1st-curtain sync........... 32..................................................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ............................................................... 36 Settings display................................................................ 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer.....................27.................... 134 AEB................ 93 Built-in flash............................................................ 82 Bulb ........................................... 106 Clear settings ............... 42 Problem...................................... 96 Color temperature ............ 112....................................67 AI Servo AF........................................160.. 2 Center-weighted average metering ..... 70 Contrast. self-timer ...........

......... 160 D Date/Time ..... 77 Digital terminal ............... 33............................................ 42 Frame rate............................... 64 2nd-curtain sync ........................87 Extension ...147......... 98 Flash exposure compensation................................. 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ............................ 206 Eye-Fi card .23...........190 List... 93 Firmware Ver.......................................................... 123.... 69.199 Creative Auto ..................................................................................... 65 Flash exposure compensation ....191 File number ..........151 E Erase (image) ............. 64 External Speedlite................ 132......................... 47......... 69 Focusing AF mode .............Index Copyright information.......................... 49................................... 120 Out of focus ..... 202 Manual focusing.......... 149 Effective range ....................................................................... 131........141 External Speedlite.. 88 Focus confirmation light ........ 68 AF-assist beam................20 Custom Functions................................ 147........................................................176 Dioptric adjustment ..... 131 Full High-Definition............16................190 Clear all . 131 Full Auto ...70.........................................185 Drive mode ............... 56 Flash-sync speed.. 192 Menu setting ....................................................86 Exposure compensation .................. 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ....................................................171 Error codes ............................................................................................................ 117.......76 FE lock..............55 Creative Zone modes .... 71 Dust Delete Data .........................203 Depth-of-field preview............. 88 Flash off ....................29 DC coupler..... .............208 Eyepiece cover ....... 117.................... 147 Red-eye reduction ....36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF...................................................... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).................. 72.. 194 Beeper ............. 206 FE lock...............................224 Evaluative metering ............. 64 Custom Functions... 113 AF point selection ............................................................................... 46 Focus lock .............. 202 Recompose.......... 214 Flash ....................... 140 File size ..................................... 48 Focus mode switch ...82 Dial...................................................98 238 .........114 Faithful ..... 148 Built-in flash ............ 47.... 46 Full HD ................................ 66... 48 Format (card initialization).......

.......35 Attaching/Detaching .........................................................................210 Image dust prevention.......................................................... 40 Screen color....................................... 72 Jump display ..112.... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .................................................................. 21..................................................................................................................... 72 Index display ..... 62 Auto..... 13 Auto off...173 Histogram ...........................96 Image Auto playback ............. 159 Shooting information..........157 Magnified view..... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ...................................................... 30 LCD monitor ............................158 Playback ......... 146 Shooting settings display .............. 33 .................... 134 H HDMI.... 157 L I ICC profile ...................... 51..... 167 Image area...............142..... 156 ISO speed ........................................174 Household power ...................... 63 ISO expansion .................................................... 197 Image Zone ......156 Jump display (Image browsing)........... 58..110........... 104 Live mode (AF)...................171 Highlight alert....................................... 155 Menu screen ....... 160....................... 173 View on TV ..... 18 Lens................................ 167 Highlight alert ..................160.173 Highlight tone priority .......... 113 239 ....................................................................Index Function availability table...................165 Erase ................................................. 146 Brightness adjustment ......170 Rotate ............ 151 Image review time ........ 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) . 155 Protect .............................131.......160.......62...................174 Index.....................173 Highlight detail loss ........ 20 Image-recording quality............... 63 G Grid display ..... 44 Image playback......................................203 J JPEG ........................... 75 Language selection ...........168 High-Definition ........................34 Landscape................... 139 Display switching .................. 138 Image verification data ..... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.............................58................

......................................42................................... 132 Frame rate ................................................... 70..................................... 120 Microphone ................. 131 Playback ... 193 Nomenclature.........................69.............. 134 MF (Manual focusing) ....... 134 Still photo shooting........ 164 Enjoying .................................. 66 P P (Program AE)............................................... 195 Mode Dial............................. 131 Recording time.......................................... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ....................106..... 127 Movie crop .........22 NTSC .. 132 Shooting...... 160.......120. 131.86 Metering timer...................... 84.......69...................................................................... 162 Recording size . 54 Night scene ............ 120 Maximum burst ........ 214 240 ........................ 160 File size... 127 Manual focusing. 74......................................................................... 193 Long exposure ..................112 Possible shots ......................83.83 Magnified view .......... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ..........................................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .....20 Monochrome......... 158 Malfunction ..... 43 M M (Manual exposure).76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ........... 167 My Menu .198 Setting operation ....... 131 Manual exposure shooting..................................................................40 Metering mode................218 Manual exposure ........ 198 N Neutral.............................................113 Grid display .......... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ........................................................................................... 76 Night Portrait ................ 129 View on TV ............... 60 PAL................................................................................................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format............................... 16 ....112................Index Live View shooting..............134 Mirror lockup . 66 One-Shot AF ..107 Focusing........................... 123 Sound recording .....212 My Menu................................................................ 131......

........ 54.............................................................................28..........................38 Quick Control screen ....179 Paper settings....... 133...................................................................... 204 Revert to default settings..........175 Picture Style Adjustment.....................179 Print Order (DPOF).......... 159 S Safety warnings.............. 93 Sharpness ................... 144 Rotate (image)...................................... 71 Sensor cleaning..............................50......................24 Switch .......................... 109 Power Auto power off ........................28 Household power........27...........118 241 ...................104 PictBridge...................203 Possible shots .......... 139 Battery check........................58.60 Program shift .. 71............. 126............................................... 155 Portrait ..................................................38 Quick mode (AF)................... 57........................................................................................ 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .........72 Playback ....................... 142................... 31 Remote control shooting........... 110....170 R RAW .................94 Pixels ...........86 Peripheral illumination correction .............27 Printing... 65 Release shutter without card....... 92 Shooting information display .......... 24 Red-eye reduction .........176 Page layout.................................................74 RAW+JPEG......183 Program AE .. 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ... 109 Recharge ..........................................................61 Protect (image erase-protection)...........................................28....... 182 Tilt correction ....91 Selection... 72 .185 Printing effects ...............................................74 Recharge................75 User defined ... 233 Saturation ..................................... 72 ...........180...................178 Partial metering........................ 153 Sepia (Monochrome)..............Index Paper settings (printing).. 27.........183 Trimming............................. 150............. 75 Possible shots..............

.....................55 1 (Full Auto)..............18 Shutter button ............................. 160............. 163 W WB → White balance White balance ..................................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) .........123 Shooting settings display ...........93 Trimming (printing)...... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ........... 169...............49 2 (Portrait) ............. 214 View on TV....194 Toning effect (Monochrome) .............................78 Slide show .................................................. 19 Dioptric adjustment ........162 Sports......46 7 (Flash Off) ..............................75 Stopped-down aperture ......................................60 C (Creative Auto) ......................................................86 sRGB ............51 4 (Close-up) .......................................................................................................................134 Speaker.................53 Spot metering................85 M (Manual exposure) ........78 P (Program AE) ......................23 System map.........96 Standard .........................................................82 Strap ............................. 102 Correction ............52 5 (Sports).80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE).................................................................. 100 T Tone priority .......................54 k (Movie shooting)................50 3 (Landscape) .......................Index Shooting mode................ 99 Bracketing....................... 101 Custom ...................................... 167 Viewfinder ................. 99 Personal.183 242 ......53 6 (Night Portrait) .....................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ......165 Sound recording ...........................................37 Shutter-priority AE .........................................................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..... 78 V Video system................................................................................................

......254 p......259 243 .............247 p..i Drive Mode ..250 p........Creative Zone Modes .....250 p.............249 p......256 Installing the Software .................255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..251 p..Basic Zone Modes .............257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .....k Shooting Movies ..254 p..p...s: Shutter-priority AE .Image-recording Quality .......Q Quick Control Screen .............252 p..............244 p........246 p.............................................246 p..Picture Style .251 p..f: Aperture-priority AE..............Nomenclature ..............A Live View Shooting.Using the Built-in Flash.........................Z: ISO Speed .................252 p......p..Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..Custom Functions .......Image Playback ....250 p......p....250 p....................S AF Point ..........p............253 p.........245 p...........d: Program AE .....................249 p..........E: AF Mode......

2.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. After setting the item. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 3. press <0>. 4. Press <0> to display the setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

then turn the <6> dial to set it. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. 245 .Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear. press the <Q> button. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).

Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the quality. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. then press <0>. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. 246 . Black-and-white images. see the camera’s instruction manual.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. then press the <S> key to select the function. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). Turn the <6> dial to set the function.) Press the <Q> button. then shoot. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. 249 . sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. and the camera does the rest. You just press the shutter button.

s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. The shutter speed will be set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. then focus the subject. then focus the subject. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. The aperture will be set automatically. If the shutter speed display blinks. If the aperture display blinks. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. 250 . turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking.

X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <ZE> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 251 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. While looking at the viewfinder.

the ISO speed setting will be displayed. the ISO speed is set automatically. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. When “AUTO” is selected. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. 252 .

Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. To change the Live View settings.

To stop movie shooting. To shoot still photos. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. press <A> again. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. press the shutter button.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. 256 .

5 Once your computer has restarted. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. B When installation ends. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. 4 Click [Restart]. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. the window for Step 4 appears. The software will not be installed correctly. uninstall the software. If not necessary. remove the CD. To download images from the cameras. 257 . refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).

Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. the window for Step 4 appears. uninstall the software. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). To download images from the cameras.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. On your computer’s desktop. 4 Click [Finish]. 258 .4 . double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. 5 Remove the CD. When installation ends.10. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 3 Click [Install] to start installation. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. If not necessary.

To save the PDF manual to your computer.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer.pdf files. Double-click the START. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Double-click on the CD icon. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 2 Open the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Acrobat Reader (version 6. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 3 Double-click the START. To save the PDF manual to your computer.pdf files. 2 Open the CD. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Then select your language. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. 259 . double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Then select your language. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh.

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